January 30, 2013

MIT Women's Track & Field Moves up Two Spots in Latest National Rankings

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the second weekly poll released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), the MIT women's indoor track and field team was ranked 12th in the nation, moving up two spots from the last poll on Jan. 23. MIT is one of only two institutions in the NEWMAC that is represented on the top 25 list.

Over the weekend, the Engineers competed in the Terrier Classic at Boston University, earning a number of personal bests and breaking a few MIT records along the way. Junior Alexandra Taylor (Harbor Springs, Mich.) broke the varsity record in the 800 meters with her time of 2:14.77, which earned her an 18th place finish. Freshman Isabella Stuopis (Amherst, N.H.) broke the freshman record in the weight throw when she threw a 44-4 ¼, which was good enough for 21st place. Back at home in the MIT Coed Invite, classmate Cimran Virdi also set a freshman record in pole vault with an 11-5 ¾.

MIT will return to the track on Friday, Feb. 1 when it travels to Medford, Mass. for the Tufts Invitational.